Electoral Roll

Application for enrolment on the Church Electoral Roll for the parish of Shere.
Incorporating the villages and communities of Gomshall, Peaslake & Shere.

Please read the notes before completing.

  1. I am baptised and am aged 16 or over...

    ...or, I become 16* on

  2. Choose one of the options a, b, c or d.
    1. I am a member of the Church of England (or of a Church in communion with the Church of England) and am resident in the parish.
    2. I am a member of the Church of England (or of a Church in communion with the Church of England) and, not being resident in the parish, I have habitually attended public worship in the parish during the period of six months prior to enrolment.
    3. I am a member in good standing of a Church (not in communion with the Church of England) which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and also declare myself to be a member of the Church of England and I have habitually attended public worship in the parish during the period of six months prior to enrolment.
    4. I am a member of the Church of England (or of a Church in communion with the Church of England) and, not being resident in the parish, I would have habitually attended public worship in the parish during the period of six months prior to enrolment but was prevented from doing so because...

I declare that the above answers are true and I apply for inclusion on the Church Electoral Roll of the parish. Please check the box to agree with the statement above:

* Those who become 16 during the next 12 months may complete the form, and become eligible to be entered on the roll on their sixteenth birthday.


The following is not obligatory but will help us to keep in touch:

Notes

  1. The only Churches at present in communion with the Church of England are other Anglican Churches and certain foreign Churches.
  2. Membership of the electoral roll is also open to members in good standing of a Church not in communion with the Church of England which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity where those members are also prepared to declare themselves to be members of the Church of England.
  3. Every six years a new roll is prepared and those on the previous roll are informed so that they can re-apply. If you are not resident in the parish but were on the roll as an habitual worshipper and have been prevented by sickness or absence or other essential reason from worshipping for the past six months, you may write “would” before “have habitually attended” on the form and add “but was prevented from doing so because...” and then state the reason.
  4. If you have any problems over this form, please approach the clergy or lay people responsible for the parish, who will be pleased to help you.
  5. On this form “parish” means ecclesiastical parish.

If any of the information you have given changes, please let the Parish Electoral Roll Officer know.

This is important as every 6 years the Electoral Roll is renewed, and we shall write to you when then is going to happen inviting you to re-apply for enrolment. Letters and emails won’t reach you if we don’t have up to date details.